What kind of colonies to call themselves Patriot or loyalist?
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Asked in Colonial America
When did the thirteen colonies call themselves Americans?
Asked in US Civil War
Why did the colonies began to call themselves states?
What did Americans call themselves prior to the revolution?
Asked in American Revolution
What was the difference between a Patriot and a Loyalist?
In general, Royalists supported the power of King and Parliament to legislate all matters of colonial government. They say their opponents as traitors. In general those we now call Patriots were opposed to the way King and Parliament legislated all manner of colonial government matters, particularly taxation, and cam to support the Independence from the United kingdom of the 13 colonies.